InMotion Hosting Support Center

Written by Jacob Nicholson

With the huge popularity of WordPress today, many users want to be able to extend the powerful CMS further. This means going out to the WordPress plugin directory and trying out a few plugins for the task at hand.

Sometimes plugins aren't kept up to date, or a specific feature you really want just doesn't exist. In these cases you can hire a WordPress plugin developer, or you can dive in for free and start making your own!

Creating your first WordPress plugin

In this guide we'll create our first WordPress plugin, highlighting important things to keep in mind.

Create your first WordPress plugin to begin learning WordPress plugin developmnet step by step.

If you want to see the finished result, look at the Extra Post Info WordPress plugin for the source code.

extra post info admin page read setting from database
Article Views
Save WordPress plugin settings with form 20,297
Create WordPress admin menu for your plugin 11,052
Register WordPress plugin settings to database 9,362
How to Create a WordPress Plugin 4,364
Create WordPress plugin page 3,009
Read WordPress plugin settings from database 3,006
Extra Post Info WordPress Plugin 1,970
Create WordPress plugin script 1,228
The has_action() WordPress function 1,126
Create WordPress plugin function 1,076
Wordpress plugin file header 564
The add_action WordPress function 540
How to Find your WordPress User ID 377
How to Create a Random Posts Shortcode 320
Auto Password Update Plus Email 216

Support Center Login

Our Login page has moved, Click the button below to be taken to the login page.

Need more Help?


Ask the Community!

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and InMotion Hosting Staff.

Current Customers

Chat: Click to Chat Now E-mail:
Call: 888-321-HOST (4678) Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help. Sign up today!